A Canadian Christian ministry

 

to bring God’s Love and

 

Truth to the neediest

 

 

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”

(Matthew 5:23 NIV)

 

“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

(Matthew 6:12 NIV)

Actions (Cont’d)

 

 

 

BURUNDI

 

· Home church in the mission house, during each stay (2003, 2007 and 2009)

· During the war, mobilized and preached in churches, participated in seminars on peace-making and peace-building, and private meetings with political leaders

· Florence Boivin-Roumestan has preached on peace at the Roman Cathedral in Bujumbura

· Marched with women for Peace during the International Women Day

· Organized a March for Peace during the Labour Day,

· Organized and animated TV talk shows with a team of Christian intellectuals from the country, about forgiveness and reconciliation (“True Christian, Arise, the World is Mad!”)

· Proposed and animated a series of TV debates on Peace, Unity and Development, and a radio programme on the Role of Christians in Society

· Conferences to Christian parliamentarians, ministers, government officials and civil servants on how to be a Christian political leader while addressing technical issues (law making, governance, corruption, development, and issues of justice and equity, etc.)

· Invited missionaries from Canada (Bridgehouse Ministries International, New Brunswick) to support and empower women selling fruits and vegetables in the street, and homeless Congolese refugees, and assess the needs in agricultural development; gave conferences in the Université Nationale du Burundi and churches on the concept of Gatekeepers and Christian entrepreneurship

· Invited the President of AID 4 Africa (a Charity in Bermuda), to explore the needs in ICT, and to make a documentary on the needs of the Gandhi Memorial Hospital (eye care), and on the situation of the homeless refugees from DR Congo

· Florence Boivin-Roumestan went to Bermuda to plead the cause of Burundi and look for medical doctors and nurses to help the population; she invited Dr Christopher Johnson(President of PROJECT CHANGE BERMUDA), a plastic surgeon who was to go to Tanzania, to make a detour by Burundi and explore its dire medical condition; she then went a second time to Bermuda to help the fundraising for the mission and this enabled a team of eighteen surgeons, medical doctors, nurses and technicians, to come to Bujumbura. They performed ninety six surgeries in one week, brought medical and surgical equipment, and renovated the surgery theatres in two hospitals

· Networking between the National University of Burundi and the University of New Brunswick (Canada)

 

Canada U.S.A. Caribbean Bermuda Rwanda Burundi DR Congo Uganda South Sudan

Southern Africa

Justice & Equity, Inc.